Blue Mountains Festivals and Events

Your Guide to Events & Festivals in the Blue Mountains

To help you plan your trip to the Blue Mountains we have listed festivals and events throughout the year.

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Scenic World Sculpture Exhibition Katoomba Blue Mountains

Sculpture at Scenic World, Katoomba

8 April - 8 May 2016

Don't miss the fifth exhibition of sculptures at Scenic World. Sculptors will display their work in the Jurassic Valley at Scenic World in Katoomba. 

It's a great day out for the whole family.

Mount Wilson Autumn Festival 2016

16 April 2016

Don't miss the magnificent Autumn colours in the beautiful village of Mt Wilson. This year there will be 9 gardens open to the public, plus a Village Market, art competition, food and refreshments available.

Festival times 9.00am - 4.30pm


Ironfest 2016 - Lithgow

15-17 April 2016

Lithgow's Ironfest is 'an Arts Festival with a metal edge' - a celebration of working and playing with metal. Ironfest brings together artists, designer/makers, blacksmiths, performers, musicians and historical re-enactors from all around the world! The festival is held at Lithgow Showground.

Blue Mountains Arts Trail

Blue Mountains Arts Trail

16-17 April 2016

The Arts Trail is a free event featuring a collective of local artists who will open their studios to the public, allowing you to explore the rich arts culture the Blue Mountains has to offer. Visitors are encouraged to stroll from studio to studio on their way through the mountains to experience local art first-hand, meet the artists and purchase art from the source.

Leura Harvest Festival

Sunday, 1 May 2016

The 3rd Leura Harvest Festival will showcase fresh, regional and sustainable produce. Come along to enjoy sustainable, organic and locally grown food and produce stalls. There will be a jam-making competition, a pet chook show, a scarecrow competition, guest speakers, regional wine and beer tastings.

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Winter Magic Festival - Katoomba

Saturday, 18 June 2016

When your feet touch the platform at Katoomba Station you'll hear it. As you walk up the steps that lead to Katoomba Street you'll see and feel it. In a moment you're part of the Blue Mountains biggest annual event, the Winter Magic Festival. Sitting atop the ancient mountain ridges of a World Heritage National Park is the idyllic location of Australia's largest community festival.

Leura Gardens Festival

Leura Gardens Festival

1-9 October 2016

The Leura Gardens Festival this year invites you to join us in experiencing the magic of spring in the beautiful Upper Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

The 2016 festival will feature 13 wonderful Leura gardens, including two new to the festival, several returning after a break and, of course, several lovely old favourites.

Leura Village Fair

Leura Village Fair

8 & 9 October 2016

Visit Leura Mall for this annual event. The Leura Mall comes alive with market stalls, art displays, live entertainment, fine food and coffee. See the beautiful cherry blossoms lining the centre of the Mall.

Saturday 9am-4.30pm, Sunday 9am-3.30pm.

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

Rhododendron Festival - Blackheath

October-November 2016 - Dates TBA

The highlights of the festival include:

  • Campbell Rhododendron Gardens open every day
  • Grand Parade - Clanwilliam Street
  • Retailers Window Displays - Blackheath CBD
  • Combined Churches Festival of Flowers, St Aidan's Anglican Church
  • Memorial Gardens Stall Holder Market